|Let's have another debate about which actor he resembles and/or how old he looks:|
Khalid Hill (left) with Jake Butt and Jaron Dukes.
Weight: 235 lbs.
High school: Detroit (MI) Crockett
Position: Tight end
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Hill was a senior in high school. I gave him a TTB Rating of 60.
Hill was a bit of a surprise offer and committed in February 2012. Michigan's coaching staff offered him as a U-back, the "move" tight end/fullback that guys like Devin Funchess, Ian Bunting, etc. play or will play. He's built a little differently than those guys, though. Shorter and stockier, he's perhaps a bit more pass-catching fullback than traditional tight end. Think Larry Centers or Keith Byars, the latter of whom went to Ohio State, so forget I said that.
I could see Hill's season going either way - a redshirt or some time as a backup. He didn't enroll early, but he's already stout enough to hold his own in limited time. As a pass catcher, he's more advanced than Michigan's fullback options (Joe Kerridge, Sione Houma) but less so than Funchess. I think Michigan can find a small role for him this season, get him a little experience, and have a wide array of tight end/U-back/fullback options in 2014 and beyond.
Prediction: Backup U-back